Luxor (al-Uqsor)–Thebae

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References

Site

El-Saghir, M., Golvin, J.-C., Reddé, M., Hegazy, E., and Wagner, G. 1986: Le camp romain de Louqsor (avec une étude des graffites gréco-romains du temple d’Amon), Mémoires publiés par les membres de l’IFAO 83, Cairo

Golvin, J.-C. and Reddé, M. 1986: ‘L’enceinte du camp militaire romain de Louqsor’, in Unz, C. (ed.), Studien zu den Militärgrenzen Roms III. 13. internationaler Limeskongreß Aalen 1983 Vorträge, Forschungen und Berichte zur Vor- und Frühgeschichte in Baden-Württemberg 20, Köln, 594–9

Finds

Deckers, J.G. 1979: ‘Die Wandmalereien im Kaiserkultraum von Luxor’, Jahrbuch des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts 94, 600–52

Visiting and browsing

The site is of course an Egyptian temple and a major tourist attraction, but this also reflects the fact that there was pressure to remove Roman material early on in its examination in order to get at the underlying Egyptian material. Many of the superb wall paintings recorded by John Gardner Wilkinson were subsequently removed although a few remain. Parts of the Roman fortifications (notably a U-shaped tower – it is not a ‘bastion’ as such, since they were not designed for gunpowder artillery).

A project to restore the remaining paintings (image from Wikimedia Commons) was undertaken by the The Luxor Temple Roman Frescos Project.


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